A death adder was caught and removed from a Darawank property on Saturday, May 25.
The snake was found curled up on the driveway of the property, according to Taree-based snake-catcher, Brenton Asquith, who caught the reptile.
"It was posing a threat at the time because it was out in the open in a public place," he said.
"It wasn't happy."
Mr Asquith said the snake had most likely been disturbed from its habitat because of gardening going on nearby.
It was taken to nearby bushland and released.
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Despite popular misconception, Mr Asquith said snakes were still active at this time of year, especially during warmer periods of weather.
With brumation season approaching, he said they would become less active as they conserved energy through the colder months, but wouldn't go into hibernation as was often believed.
"Through winter they'll slow down and become less active," he said.
"They won't eat like they normally would, but when it's a warm day they'll still come out and get some sun and then go back into hiding."
Mr Asquith said the common death adder was found all up and down the east coast and usually stuck to locations where they could conceal themselves easily, such as gardens, sand dunes and areas of heavy leaf litter.
From here they positioned their small, worm-like tails - known as caudal lures - in front of their faces as a way to attract prey, such as lizards and birds.
Mr Asquith said they were highly venomous and struck very fast, but there was no reason to fear the creatures.
"Fearing a snake is not needed," he said.
"Instead of being scared, just be aware. Wear long pants, boots and gloves when gardening. Be aware of your surroundings. Know or learn first aid. You'll be a lot safer."
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